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Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1182 (Published 25 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1182

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Re: Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

Dear Editor
The professor and her co-authors are right. Most patients can be managed remotely.
But how do you diagnose Covid-19 in This England.
In Germany, 500,000 tests are carried out per week.
In poor England?
I leave it to your imagination.
( Of course we will have an enormous increase in our capacity. Soon. Very soon.)

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26 March 2020
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough, England